Wreaths will be laid, led by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, at a special ceremony next month to commemorate more than 750 men from the city and surrounding area who were killed or wounded at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. Continue reading “Pompey Pals To Remember Fallen Of The Somme”
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Pompey’s rich history will be the focus of a special day of events at the ground, including tours of the stadium – which are free for U17’s.
On Sunday, April 19 (11am-3pm) – the day after the home match against Bury – the club is staging a History Day, centred on the twice annual programme fair, which will be held in the Victory Lounge under the Fratton End.
A display of club memorabilia will be on show, encompassing the 117-year story of the club, including the replica FA Cup presented to the club for winning the trophy in 2008, as well as some other artefacts which rarely see the light of day.
There will also be an exhibition by the Pompey Pals project, which is a charity devoted to telling the story of the men from Portsmouth who signed up for duty at the outbreak of World War One.
Entry to the fair and the displays will be free, but the club are also organising tours of the stadium, including the dressing rooms, tunnel area and boardroom of the iconic venue.
Priced at just £10 for adults, with accompanied juniors (under 17) free, instead of the usual £5, these are sure to prove popular.
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Poster credit: Jordan Hampton
The Pompey Pals project will present a painting by Hayling Island artist David Evans to the club at the Plymouth match on Easter Monday in recognition of the support they have given to the charity this season. Continue reading “Pals Painting Recognises Club Support”
A Pompey Pals commemorative shirt has been presented to the Royal Hampshire Regimental Museum in Winchester by representatives from Pompey Pals and Portsmouth FC.
Chris Pennycook on behalf of Pompey Pals presented the shirt to Lt Colonel Colin Bulleid of the museum, along with a commemorative bottle of Pompey Pals Ale.
The football club were represented by 95-year-old John Jenkins, a Normandy veteran from World War II and part of the Royal Hampshire Regiment for 22 years who went to his first Pompey game in 1928, as well as Pompey ambassador Alan Knight and Supporters Liaison Officer Johnny Moore.
Also present on behalf of the Pompey Pals were Mike Hill and Paul Stone.
The special edition shirt presented has the badge of the Pompey Pals Project embroidered onto the right sleeve. Around the club badge ‘Pompey Remembers’ has been included, with some of the battles in which the battalions fought underneath.
Pompey fan Bob Beech, chair of the Pompey Pals Project said: “We were delighted to present the special edition of this seasons Pompey shirt to the Royal Hampshire Regiment museum in Winchester.
Fratton Park was one of the recruiting centres for the First World War signing up soldiers for the 14th and 15th battalions of the Hampshire Regiment.
The Pompey Pals shirt was launched at the start of the current season to remember the 100th anniversary of Britain’s declaration of war with Germany in 1914.
Pompey Pals hope to announce soon a new home in the city for their visitor centre.
Photo credit: Pompey Pals/Portsmouth FC
The Pompey Pals are set for a temporary home, ahead of a longer term solution, to exhibit historic items from the Great War to commemorate the local men who formed the 14th and 15th ‘Pals battalions’ of the Hampshire Regiment.
Following on from the August launch of the new home shirt, Pompey Pals have agreed a deal with the club to sell a limited edition customised version of the popular shirt with 100% of the profits going to the Pompey Pals charity.